Dr. Megan Edelle
Education: Cornell University
Dr. Edelle grew up in a suburb of New York City. She graduated from Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in 2000. She went on to complete her degree in Veterinary Medicine at Cornell in 2004. Her initial interest was working with horses. She did an internship at Mid Atlantic Equine Medical Center straight out of vet school, and went on to work there until she decided to transition to small animals in 2009. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Ben and two sons Braden and Reece. She also enjoys horsebackriding, and hiking with her two miniature Mexican hairless dogs, Pearl and Jellybean, and her mixed breed, Risley.
Dr. Andrea Serrano Pribula
Education: University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Pribula grew up in East Hanover and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She continued at Penn for veterinary school and graduated with her veterinary degree in 2015. Dr. Pribula joined the team at Veterinary Center of Morris County shortly after graduation. She has a special interest in training rescue dogs and working with service animals. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her husband, Ted, going for runs with their pit bull, Rosie, and lounging with her pug, Opie.
Dr. Nick Pope
Education: Oklahoma State
Dr. Pope was born and raised in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. After graduation he continued on at Oklahoma State for veterinary school where he graduated in May 2015. He met his beautiful bride, Elizabeth, in vet school. She grew up in Bernardsville, NJ and after graduation brought Dr. Pope back to the Garden State. Growing up on a large ranch in Oklahoma, Dr. Pope's hobbies include raising cattle, sheep, and goats on their small farm in Pottersville, NJ, and spending time with his wife and two dogs, Brody and Eloise.
Dr. Riza Sarmiento
Education: Ross University
Dr. Sarmiento was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in animal science, and earned her degree in veterinary medicine at Ross University on the sunny Caribbean island of St. Kitts. She graduated in January 2017 after completing her clinical training at Oklahoma State University. At home, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Hans, and their two dogs, Sheldon, a hound mix, and Oreo, a yorkie mix. During her free time, Dr. Sarmiento's hobbies include painting, singing, and playing the ukulele.
Scott Mirenda - Registered Ultrasonagrapher
Scott Mirenda is our Chief Veterinary Technician, Practice Manager, and Ultrasonographer. He graduated with honors from the Ultrasound Diagnostic School of NJ in 2002. Scott honed his skills working as a Mobile Ultrasonographer following graduation. He has over 20 years experience and is highly skilled in venipuncture, radiology, assisting in surgery, and of course, ultrasonography. Scott resides in Landing, NJ, living on beautiful Lake Hopatcong. On his days off, he enjoys cruising around the lake on his boat with dogs, Puck and Sydney.
Becky Beyler - Hospital Administrator
Becky completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Animal Sciences Department of Delaware Valley College in 2002. She has 8 1/2 years of experience working at an emergency referral hospital as the Chief of Marketing, Extern Coordinator, and Client Care Specialist. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses and training in agility with her deaf Australian Shepherd, Noodles.
Elyse deRonde - Veterinary Technician
Elyse was born and raised here in East Hanover. She started working at VCMC in 2004 as a Kennel Attendant. Through the years, Elyse has worked her way up the ranks and is now one of our valued technicians. She specializes in therapeutic laser therapy, venipuncture and radiology. When not at the VCMC, Elyse enjoys photography and going to the beach with her dogs, Lily, Kailee, and Bailey
Hannah Castori - Veterinary Technician
Hannah’s life-long love of animals inspired her to earn an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Bergen Community College. In 2011, she became a Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of NJ and a member of the New Jersey Veterinary Technician Association (NJVTA). Hannah most recently found her niche at VCMC, where she continues to live out her passion for helping animals. In her spare time she enjoys baking, cooking, gardening, and relaxing at home with her husband, Aidan, their daughter, and their adopted cats, Oswald and Brie.
John Deel - Veterinary Assistant
John has been at the VCMC since 2011, when he started as a kennel attendent. He now helps the doctors and techs as a veterinary assistant and he hopes to one day attend veterinar school. He lives with his wife and two terriers, Minnie and Mic.
Kaylene Passione – Veterinary Assistant
Kaylene joined VCMC in 2016 after graduating from the College of Charleston. She enjoys working with the animals on a daily basis and hopes to one day attend veterinary school. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and her two cats.
Lisa Shedden - Client Care Specialist
Lisa joined the VCMC team in 2013. She graduated from Kean University in 2015 with a B.S. in Business Management. In her free time, she enjoys reading, volunteering, and spending time with her wife, Christine, and their cat, Missy.
Annie Sarni - Client Care Specialist, Animal Care Specialist
Annie is one of our most long standing employees. She has been with the VCMC since 2002. Annie specializes in compassionate client care and giving individualized attention to our clients.
Erin Hudzik - Client Care Specialist
Erin is our go to gal on weekends. She has been with the Vet Center since 2004, scaling back her hours after the birth of her twin girls in 2012. In her spare time Erin enjoys spending time with her husband, twin daughters, and son.
Colette Casier - Client Care Specialist, Animal Care Specialist
Colette has been with the VCMC since 2010. She is trained in a little bit of everything and is happy to help out wherever she is needed. Colette spends her spare time caring for her large collection of exotic reptiles and her cat.
Mark Hladyk - Animal Care Specialist
Mark works in our kennel with our boarded animals. He has a diploma in dog training and instruction, with a certification in animal psychology. He has over eight years of experience working in the animal industry. In his spare time he likes to spend time with friends, hike, write and sing.
Kasara Hoskins - Animal Care Specialist
Kasara works in our boarding kennel and helps our doctors and techs with patients. She is currently attending Bergen Community College as a member of their Certified Veterinary Technician Program. She has 3 pets, a Rat Terrier mix named Butterscotch, a pit bull mix named Chance, and a cat named JJ. In her free time she enjoys working out, reading and being outside.
Janice Schamble - Professional Groomer
Janice has been grooming for more then 20 years now. She attended the Nash Academy of Animal Arts in 1986. She specializes in scissor trimming and minimal stress handling. She prides herself on being able to evaluate the specific needs of your pet in order to make the experience as positive as possible. She takes into account age and any disabilities when handling your pet, and will do everything possible to keep your pet comfortable during their time with her.
Diane Gremsperger - Professional Groomer
Diane has been grooming for over thirty years. Her favorite dogs to groom are Westies and Yorkies, and she also grooms cats. Her hobbies are hiking, gardening, and walking her Jack Russell, Kailee, and Terrier mix, Peggie. She lives in Roxbury with her husband, daughter,and their dog and three cats.